A Hassle Free Solution

We understand the challenges that coaches, teachers, and group leaders and HR Managers face when it comes to managing apparel orders efficiently. That's why we've created a one-stop shop experience that simplifies the entire process, saving you time, effort, and headaches.

Have we mentioned that we setup the store for free?

Many times you will have to pay for an online store option to sell items for your team or school. We love online stores and believe that if it helps the teachers, coaches and parents then it needs to be free for them to run!

A Streamlined Process That is Here to Help You!

Here's How it Works

An online store experience designed specifically to streamline the ordering process for organizations like yours!


Our online store provides a centralized platform where members of your organization can effortlessly browse and select their preferred apparel, hats, mugs, and stickers. We help you create unique designs that everyone will love to wear around to promote your brand and team identity

Order Processing

Our online stores are open for approximately two weeks, allowing members to place their orders within a specified timeframe. A clear deadline and helps you manage the ordering process more efficiently. By setting this time limit, we can promptly move to the next phase and start processing the orders.

We Package

Once the orders are processed, we neatly package them, separating individual orders by coach, teacher, or group leader. You'll receive a box of orders that is ready to be handed out directly to the members of your organization.This approach saves you time and eliminates the stress of order distributions.

Quality Matters

We take pride in delivering high-quality products and services. Our apparel, hats, mugs, and stickers are carefully selected to meet the highest standards. You can trust that your organization's branding and image will be represented professionally and with exceptional craftsmanship.

Our Projects

Here are some great examples of stores we have done before! All designs made in house!

Midwest Menace Softball

Collinsville Class of 2024

Fulton Jr. High School









Why Choose Us?

Our skilled team understands the intricacies of each process, ensuring top-notch quality and precision in every order. From selecting the right materials to delivering exceptional craftsmanship, we take pride in our expertise and attention to detail.

Over 20 Years of Design Experience

We care that your items are done right.

Dedicated team to help you

Timely Delivery You Can Count On

The Wisnasky Family

Meet the Family

Welcome to Grounded Ink and Thread a family-owned business that specializes in screen printing, embroidery, and laser engraving services. Ryan and Mary Wisnasky founded the company in August of 2016, and have been passionately creating unique designs ever since.

With over 20 years of experience, Ryan has an eye for design and ensures that each project is created to perfection. Mary takes on the screen printing responsibilities and ensures that every shirt is of the highest quality. In addition to her work at the shop, Mary homeschools our children Lucy, Jane, Daniel, and Maggie.

We are a family of 6, and our children are all an integral part of the business. Lucy is a fantastic screen printer, and Jane is always ready to lend a hand around the front of the shop. Daniel is always happy to help out in the back, whether it's stacking shirts or playing on his Nintendo Switch. Maggie loves to join us at fairs and conferences, where she enjoys selling our unique designs while playing her favorite video games.

At Grounded Ink and Thread, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service. Whether you need screen printing, embroidery, or laser engraving services, we have the expertise to make your vision a reality. Our goal is to provide high-quality, custom-designed products that are both affordable and unique.

We are proud to be a family-owned and operated business that is passionate about what we do. Thank you for choosing Grounded Ink and Thread for your custom design needs. We look forward to creating something special for you!

With our family, along with our talented staff members like Ashleigh, Neely, and Kennedy, we form a cohesive unit that is passionate about delivering exceptional service and top-quality designs. Together, we work harmoniously to bring your visions to life and ensure that your experience with Grounded Ink and Thread exceeds your expectations at every turn.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the store remain open?

Our online stores typically remain open for approximately two weeks. This timeframe allows members of your organization to place their orders within a time that can typically hit at least one if not two pay periods for those purchasing.

When do we get our items?

After the online store closes, we take approximately two weeks to process the orders. Our dedicated team meticulously reviews each order, ensuring accuracy and quality control. This processing time allows us to sort, package, and organize all items before delivery. The primary contact will then get the orders from us.

How are the orders delivered?

Once the orders are processed, we conveniently package them and deliver them to the designated coach, teacher, or group leader. You'll receive a box of orders that is ready to be handed out to the members of your organization, saving you time and effort. If orders are to be shipped they will be shipped around the same time we deliver the other orders.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept various payment methods, including credit/debit cards and online payment platforms. Our secure online payment system ensures that your payment information is protected. Simply follow the provided instructions during the checkout process to complete your payment.

Can we customize the apparel or other items?

Absolutely! We offer a wide range of customization options for apparel and promotional items. You can choose from various colors, sizes, and styles, and add personalized names and/or numbers to create a unique and cohesive look for your team, club, or event.

What if I have questions or need assistance?

We have a dedicated support team ready to assist you. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance throughout the ordering process, simply reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable customer support team. We're here to ensure your experience is smooth and satisfactory.

When will we get fundraising proceeds if we use it as a fundraiser?

We are able to Venmo or Paypal fundraising proceeds a few weeks after the items are delivered.

Can you explain how the funds raised per item are determined?

Certainly! The funds raised per item can vary and are set during the site review process before it is launched live. This allows us to tailor the fundraising campaign to best suit your specific goals and needs. Our team will work closely with you to determine the ideal pricing structure that aligns with your fundraising objectives. Rest assured, this customization ensures that your fundraising efforts are optimized for success. Thank you for your flexibility and collaboration in this process!

What is the minimum amount of sales needed for fundraising to start?

To kickstart the fundraising process, we require a minimum of $650 in total sales. This threshold ensures that we can efficiently manage and process orders while maximizing the benefits for your organization. Once this benchmark is reached, your fundraising campaign will officially commence, and you'll be well on your way towards achieving your fundraising goals. Thank you for your understanding and support in making this campaign a success!

Can I pay with cash or place an order outside of the website?

To ensure a streamlined and efficient ordering process, we only accept payments made through our secure online payment system. We do not accept cash payments or orders placed outside of our website. This helps us maintain accurate records, track inventory, and provide a seamless experience for all customers. Rest assured that our online payment system is safe, reliable, and convenient for completing your order.

What if I miss the deadline to place an order?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may sometimes cause missed deadlines. If you have missed the order deadline, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. While we cannot guarantee it, depending on the demand and circumstances, we may consider opening another round of the store for a limited time to accommodate missed orders. This will provide an opportunity for you to place your order and ensure you don't miss out on our products and services. Please note that the availability of another round will depend on various factors, and we highly recommend placing your order within the initial timeframe to secure your desired items.

Get In Touch

Email: office@groundedinkandthread.com


Office: 4132 Pontoon Road 62040

Assistance Hours

Tuesday – Friday 12:30pm – 5:00pm

4132 Pontoon Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA

Office: 4132 Pontoon Road 62040


Site: www.groundedinkandthread.com

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